Re: [DML] Cold starting and horrifically rough idle
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On Aug 17, 2012, at 11:37 AM, "John Hervey" <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> JP, 
> A new filter won't fix the problem. If you want me to help you straighten
> out the fuel system then if will call me off line I will help you.
> 
> John Hervey
> www.deloreanautoparts.com
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> JP Hindin
> Sent: Friday, August 17, 2012 10:22 AM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DML] Cold starting and horrifically rough idle
> 
> Greetings;
> 
> I went to have a look at the coldstart valve and see if I could work out
> where the thermotime switch was and noticed that the retaining clip on the
> connector to the CSV wasn't on right, impinging on the connection. I
> corrected the clip and plugged the cable in properly and the car starts
> noticeably easier than it has before, however it idles REALLY rough for
> the first 30s or so, and then becomes very smooth.
> 
> On start, the engine pulses wildly, and it must be missing badly because
> the whole car shudders. If I let my foot off the pedal it will immediately
> stall out. If I pump the pedal, it'll idle, but badly, with more shaking
> and coughing, until it smooths out. If I hold my foot down, the engine
> will work its way through the spluttering and rev high, and above about
> 1500rpm it sounds smooth, but once you let it back to idle, it goes back
> to shaking like mad... until it warms up.
> 
> The mechanic who worked on it said he'd replaced the fuel filter... but he
> also said he'd flushed the tank, which I've proven he didn't, so I'm going
> to replace the filter and see if that helps. But I was wondering if this
> is a "known" issue as well.
> 
> Thank you all, have a wonderful Friday & better weekends;
> 
> - JP
> 
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